Test Drive Mitsubishi Strada Triton X-HD

Friday, May 20, 2011

BALIKPAPAN - Mitsubishi Motors Indonesia has not only launched the Mitsubishi Strada Triton HD-X. Mitsubishi invites journalists to try it directly on offroad terrain in one corner of the city of Balikpapan, East Kalimantan.

For, obviously, this is a difficult challenge refused to taste the double cab which cost Rp 268 million. KTB prepared two special tracks designed challenging as mud, sharp derivatives, as well as climbing.
Paras face HD Strada Triton-X, which is intended for consumers mining and plantations, is no different with the other members of the Triton family. It's just been installed on all four wheels berspesifikasi MT tires (off road) beremblem GT Radial Savero the size of 16 inches. Berkelir black front bumper and without fog lamp.
Similarly, the interior, impressive minimalist, but still the main comfort, air conditioning and audio devices still attached.
Performance and Handling Off-Road
Under the front bonnet mounted 4M40 engine, SOHC, 4-cylinder 2.8-liter capacity, which can generate power 97 hp at 4:00 rpm and torque 140 Nm at 2000 rpm. This machine is combined with 5-speed manual transmission.

Armed with features 4WD, double cabin dispensing KTB is strong in all odds. Starting from the transfer case shift-featured-on-fly or move the lever drive 2WD to 4WD while the car still running. There is also a Limited Slip Differential (LSD) to maintain stability during extreme maneuvering. Sitting in the cabin is quite comfortable, the instruments easy to read on the meter cluster and dashboard ergonomics.
Time to direct the performance test. Before going off-road track, transfer case lever is moved to the 4L, which allows the car to move forward without being stepped on the accelerator pedal of a particular field. These devices are very supportive when crossing sharp derivation, without the help brake the car is running stable at speed of 10 kpj.

Similarly, when passing on the path to the mud, although half of the tires covered by water easily crossed. In addition, the position of the water intake high enough to make the machine do not experience significant problems such as exposure to water.
With a high ground clearance (225 mm) into a surplus of HD-X. By simply passing in the street is not flat. All four wheels still have perfect traction thanks to M-Locker.
Although the body relatively large dimension, it is not difficult to control Strada Triton-X HD on off-road tracks are pretty extreme.

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